Saturday, 23 June 2012

Diet

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan

I've been on a diet for two weeks, and all I've lost is 14 days. - Totie Fields

One of the main effects of dieting is that it contributes to actual loss of control over eating. Dieting causes increases in the preoccupation with food, making food more attractive, it alters responses to food, resulting in certain foods becoming "forbidden," which triggers specific states of mind, and it causes mood changes. All these contribute to actual loss of control and result in the dieter eating more than she would have if she hadn't dieted in the first place. - Jane Ogden

One swears by wholemeal bread, one by sour milk; vegetarianism is the only road to salvation of some, others insist not only on vegetables alone, but on eating those raw. At one time the only thing that matters is calories; at another time they are crazy about vitamins or about roughage. The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry. - Sir Robert Grieve Hutchison

Simple diet is best: for many dishes bring many diseases, and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other. - Pliny

Stop dieting, start living. - Barbara Godfrey

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, is not much better than tedious disease. - George Denison Prentice

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